Dimitri Tiomkin received the Christopher Award for his score for The Old Man and the Sea. The presentation of the engraved bronze award came at a luncheon at Warner Bros. studio on January 30, 1959. Actress Ann Blyth presented the award to Tiomkin on behalf of Father James Keller, founder of the Christophers. Christopher Award winners are cited for their creative work judged as representative of the best in their fields and suitable for the whole family. First presented in 1949, the Christopher Awards acknowledge that the role of the media is unique and its influence far-reaching. Other recipients include Walt Disney. For more information on The Christophers.